A Kamloops Mountie was allegedly assaulted after responding to a 911 call along a notorious hotel block in the Lower Sahali Sahali area.
On Tuesday (Feb. 16) at 1:17 a.m. police responded to a commercial address in the 600-block of West Columbia Street — which includes the Knights Inn, Best Western and Panorama Inn — after receiving an abandoned 911 call in which a woman reported being assaulted.
Police found the female caller, who was unco-operative and intoxicated, and also spoke with another person who also reported being assaulted.
“While speaking with the woman, police officers became concerned for her well-being due to her intoxication and behaviour,” Const. Crystal Evelyn said.
Subsequently, police opted to arrest the woman for being intoxicated in public, at which point she reportedly resisted arrest by allegedly punching and kicking a Mountie.
She was taken to cells at the Kamloops RCMP detachment on Battle Street to sober up and later released with a court date related to potential assault charges.
On Oct. 22, 2020, the city declared 10 motels and hotels nuisance properties due to criminal and other activity, including the trio of 600-block establishments on West Columbia Street.